The Center for Governmental Studies develops, maintains, and provides access to an extensive array of data resources. Federal data sources include but are not limited to the Bureau of the Census, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. State sources include the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Illinois Department of Revenue. These sources provide hundreds of demographic, economic, and socio-economic variables such as population, income, employment, and tax receipts. The Center's data resources are available for different geographies and in a variety of formats including electronic, internet, print, and thematic maps. Service fees could apply to recover the cost of products requested.

The Center provides extensive mapping services including thematic mapping of census data, CRA analyses, geocoding of custom databases, data aggregation to different geographies, custom boundary and service area delineation, and custom report generation. Digital databases include census blocks, census tracts, zip codes, townships, legislative districts, community colleges and school district boundaries, flood plains, wetlands, Chicago community areas and wards, and others. Service fees apply.

Contact:
Sherrie Taylor
148 N. 3rd Street
Dekalb, IL 60115
815-753-0925
taylor@niu.edu